Datacenter consolidation worked well for the State of Utah. We made a goal in January 2009 to complete our datacenter consolidation in 18 months and met that goal in July 2010. We will save no less than $4 million in annual savings on a total IT budget of about $150 million. We have established a platform for private cloud as part of our hybrid cloud computing initiative and we’re saving lots of money in reduced energy costs as we went from 37 datacenters / machine rooms down to 2. We also have much better provisioning processes thanks to server virtualization along with better ability to scale applications and services. Not much to like about all this. Here’s a summary: http://go.usa.gov/cAq
Now, back to improving citizen services and supporting economic development and education.